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INCLUSION & DIVERSITY


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Who drives inclusion & diversity at Accenture? All of us. Our Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer Ellyn Shook shares more on LinkedIn.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that each and every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. Our rich diversity makes us stronger—more innovative, more competitive and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities.

We also believe that government laws, regulations and business practices should uphold the principles of diversity, inclusion and equality. While laws may vary in the countries where Accenture operates, we remain committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace—where people can be who they are and be their best, professionally and personally.

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Individuals and organizations have the power to change the world by using their voice. Join us in a worldwide conversation—#InclusionStartsWithI—around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment.

OUR WORKFORCE DEMOGRAPHICS IN THE UNITED STATES

As part of our unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, each year we publish the demographics of our U.S. workforce by gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans.

Among the highlights in 2017:

  • We added more than 1,800 employees of diverse backgrounds, up from approximately 1,000 in 2016.

  • We increased the number of women in our workforce from 36 to 37 percent, making progress toward our goal of at least 40 percent women by 2020. Additionally, multicultural women make up 17 percent of our workforce.

  • The percentage of African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans grew incrementally, while the percentage of Asians decreased slightly.

  • We hired 750 veterans and military spouses, bringing us more than halfway to our goal of hiring 5,000 by 2020.

  • Approximately 2,300 people self-identified as persons with disabilities, representing 4.5 percent of our workforce.

We believe that transparency is critical to achieving our goal of being the most inclusive and diverse company, and while we are pleased with our progress, we are not yet where we aspire to be. Our entire North America leadership team is committed to taking actions to achieve our goal through strong leadership and thoughtful programs and policies and by fostering opportunities for all of us to deepen our understanding and respect for each other.

Julie Sweet

Chief Executive Officer — North America

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Gender: overall gender diversity in the workplace statistics: 36.8% women, 63.2% men in 2017
Ethnicity: Overall race and ethnicity in the workplace statistics: Half (50.4%) of Accenture’s U.S. workforce is ethnically diverse.



Persons with Disabilities:

Approximately 2,314 (4.5 percent) Accenture people have self-identified as persons with disabilities.

Veterans:

Approximately 1,542 (3.0 percent) Accenture people have self-identified as a class of protected veteran. The total number of protected veterans, veterans, current national guard and reservists and military spouses is 2,835 (5.5 percent).

Gender:  gender diversity in the workplace statistics for executives only: 31.7% women, 68.3% men in 2017
Ethnicity: race and ethnicity in the workplace statistics for executives only: In 2017, nearly 40% of our executive are of diverse backgrounds.



Persons with Disabilities:

Approximately 850 (4.1 percent) Accenture executives have self-identified as persons with disabilities.

Veterans:

Approximately 525 (2.6 percent) Accenture executives have self-identified as a class of protected veteran. The total number of protected veterans, veterans, current national guard and reservists, and military spouses is 1000 (4.9 percent).



Statistics for 2015, 2016, 2017 for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans. In 2017, we added more than 1,500 employees of diverse backgrounds and the number of African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans grew slightly. In 2017, we increased the number of women in our workforce to 37%, nearing our goal of at least 40% women by 2020.

*Accenture people who have self-identified as persons with disabilities.

**Accenture people who have self-identified as a class of protected veteran. In 2017, the total number of protected veterans, veterans, current national guard and reservists and military spouses is 2,835 (5.5 percent).

Statistics for executives only for 2015, 2016, 2017 for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans.

*Accenture executives who have self-identified as persons with disabilities.

**Accenture executives who have self-identified as a class of protected veteran. In 2017, the total number of protected veterans, veterans, current national guard and reservists, and military spouses is 1,000 (4.9 percent).

  • Data as of December 31, 2017, and excludes Avanade, one of Accenture's consolidated entities.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding.

  • Accenture’s EEO-1 statement is prepared each year in accordance with the U.S. government requirements. Because the categories the U.S. government uses to identify job functions differ from our management structure and our reporting timelines, we encourage you to refer to our U.S. workforce demographics for insights into our employee base.

  • 2015 data ethnicity totals do not include unknown and denominators include unknown.

  • 2015 – 2017 data includes employees from our wholly owned Accenture Federal Services subsidiary, ASM Research. This data is being included for the first time as part of our U.S. workforce disclosures. The inclusion of ASM Research increases our U.S. headcount in 2017 by approximately 1,650 employees.

A COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE

What’s the power of diversity? Discover how our unwavering belief and commitment to our team of 459,000 people from a variety of cultures, beliefs and backgrounds makes us stronger, smarter and more innovative.

From observing heritage months to our Building Bridges dialogues where we are facilitating open, brave conversations about diversity, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman & CEO, shares thoughts on gender parity and why it matters.

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THE PATH TO GENDER EQUALITY

We believe the future workforce is an equal one. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. See our new Getting to Equal research to learn how everyone can advance and thrive.

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GETTING TO EQUAL: THE DISABILITY INCLUSION ADVANTAGE

Companies that embrace best practices for employing and including more persons with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers, according to our new research, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

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To be successful at work—and in life—it’s vital to feel respected and empowered to be your true, authentic self. Read Riley’s story.

SUPPORTING OUR LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

We are committed to an equal workplace. One that inspires authenticity at work for all our people–including sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We are proud to have signed the Business Statement for Transgender Equality, alongside more than 175 businesses–an important step in advancing #EqualityForAll.

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Anissa Thompson, executive sponsor of the Accenture Washington, D.C., African-American Employee Resource Group, shares thoughts on the value of such communities.

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CELEBRATE WITH US

In celebration of International Women’s Day, view highlights from our inspirational discussions on workplace equality.

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We convened hundreds of Accenture women, LGBT, African- and Hispanic-American people for leadership development and networking.

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NURTURING LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

We provide customized opportunities to grow our diverse talent and promote awareness and understanding in an inclusive workplace, including Leadership Summits and training.

CAREERS

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